We had a very successful time at Thatcham Festival of Art and Leisure 2013 with a drop-in session on the 12th October at "The Hub" where people stopped by to book on a course, find out what we do and to try Hands-only CPR. The second event was a special training session, where we trained a number of people with Emergency Life Support (ELS) skills, as well as having a few people along to observer what we do. All left with the ability to support a life in an emergency until profession help arrives.
3rd November 2013
11th August 2013
If you would like an aid to help learn, remember and practice Emergency Life Support (ELS) skills then there are a few applications that may aid you. There are two applications that we are aware of, there is the British Heart Foundation's Pocket CPR which teaches CPR. You may want to use a pillow to represent some ones chest.
3rd August 2013
Heartstart Thatcham started training the public today, 3rd August 2013, with two two hour sessions training a total of twelve members of the public. All twelve attendees completed the course and so we now have another twelve people with Emergency Life Support (ELS) skills walking around Thatcham, Newbury and other parts of Berkshire and the country. All of this is thanks to some dedicated volunteers including, during todays sessions, Dan Carter, Kim Young, Helen Picken, Nick Young (scheme co-ordinator) and Naomi Mildenhall (training supervisor).
2nd August 2013
We have been made aware of some emails submitted via our contact page have not been getting through. This has now been corrected, but firstly please accept ur apologies for this. Secondly if you have emailed and not got a reply, please can you email us again, we assure you it will work of email getinvolved ([(at)]) heartstartthatcham.info. Finally, if you have emailed us asking for a place on a course, unless you have heard back from us, please assume you have not been booked in. We do apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, all the issues have now been resolved though.
14th July 2013
Please note we will have, or at least try to, a training session every month. Sessions may not appear on the site if we do not have a fixed venue or date. Please still contact us, we will add you to a waiting list and contact you as soon as we have spaces available. Again it doesn't matter where you are from. If you are able to offer us a venue, preferably on a Saturday morning, please also get in touch.